$ 37,995
information 2018
Buick Cascada 2dr Conv Sport Touring USA

2018 Buick Cascada Sport Touring

People prefer convertibles to have more fun but there are very few choices in this class, Cascada was introduced in 2016 and from last two years not many changes has been done to this vehicle but still it is very light and very sporty car with nice feeling. This is relaxing, nice priced vehicle for cruising and fun to drive but it is not for drag racing.

Design Dynamics of Cascada:

There are not many rivals of Cascada but this didn’t make it a low quality and less competitive vehicle, it is nicely futuristic designed vehicle that is beautiful, attractive and mesmerizing from all the ends.

Exterior Dynamics:

Cascada is available in three different trims including base, premium and sport touring trim, there is no difference in base and premium trims design but sport trim has dark effects package including black out grille, wheels and mirrors. Every model has standard HID headlights with auto leveling and articulating while the fog lamps are not available on base trim.  Top of the cascada folds and covers in 17 seconds and can be operated at the speed to 31 mph, in the four seated entry level luxury convertible this is the only choice. From the front to the rear it has futuristic sleek design that increases its road presence and value.

Interior Dynamics:

Interior of cascada is a great place to spend time; it has quality, comfort and most importantly many features for the entertainment. It has high quality nice stitched material on dashboard, door panels and wrapped around the steering wheel that gives very luxurious feeling. Infotainment console looks so good but has lot of buttons those makes it little complex as well with this big console having small infotainment screen no match and feels weird. Infotainment has old software system and the graphics are not as good as in new cars as well the touch response is slow.

Engine and Power:

There is only one engine available in all the trims which is 1.6 liter four cylinder turbo charged engine that produces 200 horse power with 280nm@4500rpm of torque. Top speed of vehicle is 120 mph while it takes 8.3 seconds to accelerate 0-60 miles per hour. Small turbo charged engine gives better fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon within city and 29 miles per gallon on highway.

Comfort and Safety:

This is a convertible that’s why there is no issue related to visibility; with or without the cover interior of the car is so much roomy and spacious. It has seating capacity of four persons and all the seats are comfortable but on the rear side there is issue for the leg room that is not enough for 5.10 feet or above heighted. All the seats have nice stitched leather while the front seats have 3 stage heating option which is standard on all the trims, front seats also have ten way power adjusting with four way power lumbar support. Dual zone climate control also standard on all the trims but there are no separate air vents for rear seat passengers.


In the safety cascada scored five out of five in government test NHTSA but no ratings are available for IIHS yet. Blind spot monitoring is not available in cascada while the forward collision warning, lane departure warning and parking assist is available on premium and sport trim only.


It is luxurious, comfortable, spacious and a nice choice in this price;


  • Spacious cabin
  • High quality material
  • Heated seats and steering wheel standard on all trims
  • Price competitive
  • Decent cargo space


  • Old styled infotainment with low resolution graphic and slow touch response
  • Less leg room & no air vents for rear seats
  • No paddle shifters
  • One engine option

Competitors of Buick Cascada:

Body Convertible
Drive FWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Engine Capacity (cc) 1598 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 200 Hp
Mileage mi
  • Top Speed 120 Mph and 0 To 60 in 8.3 Seconds
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo 5-Cylinder-SIDI DOHC with Variable Valve Timing
  • Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic-electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Drivetrain-front wheel drive
  • Alternator-140 amps
  • Battery-maintenance free with rundown protection-heavy duty 801 cold-cranking amps
  • Suspension-rear-compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Steering-power-electric
  • Brakesw-4 wheel antilock-4 wheel disc-17 inch front and 16 inch rear
  • Brake electronic parking
  • Exhaust single outlet-stainless-steel with bright tip
  • Wheels-20 inch dynamic twin spoke aluminum with blacked out pockets
  • Tire and Wheel 17 inch spare
  • Convertible roof-folding-acoustically and thermally insulted
  • Air deflector-front seats
  • Air deflector-rear seats
  • Molding-bright beltline
  • Grille-premium silver finish with Buick tri-shield
  • Lamp-center high mounted stop/brake
  • Fog lamps-front
  • Headlamps-high intensity discharge
  • Headlamps-articulating
  • Headlamps control-automatic leveling system
  • Headlamp control-automatic on/off with tunnel detection
  • Tail lamps-LED illumination-rear
  • Glass-solar absorbing
  • Mirrors-outside heated power-adjustable-manual folding
  • Wipers-front intermittent-Rain sense
  • Audio system with navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo-single CD/DVD player and MP3 player with navigation-Buick infotainment System with 7 inch diagonal touch screen display-GPS navigation system-USB port-Radio Data System and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature premium 7-speakers system
  • Audio system feature display-7 inch diagonal touch screen color-located on center stack
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2018 GM models Enjoy a 12-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial free music-plus sports-news and entertainment-Plus listening on the app and online is included-so you’ll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer-anywhere life takes you-Welcome to the world of SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system-HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Buick 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB
  • Seats-front sport bucket
  • Seat adjuster-driver 8 way power
  • Seat adjuster front passenger 8 way power
  • Seat adjuster-driver and front passenger easy entry
  • Seat adjuster-power driver lumbar control
  • Seats-rear split folding with trunk pass-through /trunk release access
  • Seats-driver and front passenger-1 lever rear easy Entry access
  • Seats-heated driver and passenger
  • Power outlet front auxiliary-12-volt covered
  • Power outlet-rear auxiliary-12 volt covered
  • Floor mats-premium carpeted front and rear
  • Pedals-alloy spot
  • Steering column-tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel-leather-wrapped-3 spoke-sport-ergonomic
  • Steering wheel-heated
  • Steering wheel controls-mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Cruise control-electronic with set and resume speed
  • Driver information center with trip odometer-fuel range-average fuel economy-instantaneous fuel economy-average vehicle speed-tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Keys-foldable
  • Speedometer-miles/kilometers
  • QuietTunning-Buick exclusive process that consists of numerous noise cancelling acoustic treatments to reduce-block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Theft-deterrent system-content theft alarm
  • Windows-power with driver Express-Up/Down
  • Windows-power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
  • Windows-power rear with Express Up/Down
  • Air conditioning-dual zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger
  • Defogger-rear window-electric
  • Trim-interior décor-Magic Black
  • Mirror-inside rearview auto dimming
  • Visor-driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors-covered
  • Shift knob-leather-wrapped
  • StabiliTrak stability control system-includes Traction control
  • Automated rollover pop-up bars high strength steel-located behind rear seats
  • Daytime Running Lamps-separate cavity-LED
  • Ari bags-dual stage frontal and knee for driver and front passenger and seat mounted side impact for front seating positions
  • Air bag-Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint-front passenger/child presence detector
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety belts-2 point driver and front passenger with electronic seat belt presenter-includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety blets-3 point-rear
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Display
  • Horn-dual note high and low

Buick Cascada 2018 drive & walkaround

Leave a Reply